ABERKENFIG & COYTRAHEN

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Community - Gerry Lewis

Send Your News To: Old Police House, Maesteg Road, Tondu Cf32 9dw 01656 725911 07779 870137 G_j_lewis2002@ya­hoo.co.uk

Fam­ily His­tory: The next meet­ing of the Brid­gend Branch of the Glam­or­gan Fam­ily So­ci­ety at the Len Evans Cen­tre Heol Per­sondy, Aberkenfig CF32 9RF is on Mon­day, August 20.

Doors open 7pm talk to Start 7.30pm the Speaker is Mr John Williams and his talk is on - The Col­lege of Arm­sHer­aldry, Ge­neal­ogy and State Cer­e­mony. Re­fresh­ments Avail­able

Brid­gend Quiz: Brid­gend and District Quiz League is start­ing its 46th sea­son on Mon­day, Septem­ber 3 at Tondu Rail­way Club (next to Tondu rail­way sta­tion CF32 9DY) with team regis­tra­tion and a free fun, open to all, gen­eral knowl­edge quiz, start­ing at 8pm, with a buf­fet pro­vided af­ter the quiz.

Come along, have a drink and a chat, ex­er­cise your grey mat­ter and meet new friends, there is no obli­ga­tion to join the League.

The League quizzes are played on Mon­day nights at home and away venues through­out the Brid­gend Bor­ough, with breaks for Christ­mas and New Year.

Any team of four or any in­di­vid­ual in­ter­ested in join­ing the league can get in­for­ma­tion from our web­site brid­gendquiz.com or by email or phone to stevek­ingscott@ya­hoo. co.uk or call 01656 722 754.

Smyrna Pen-Y-Fai: The Sun­day school would like to in­vite the chil­dren of the sur­round­ing area who are aged four and over to join them on Sun­day morn­ing between 10.30am12noon for sto­ries, singing and fun with arts and craft work.

The Sun­day ser­vice is held at 6pm and is led by Pas­tor Trevor Jones. All are very wel­come to the ser­vice and to join us for re­fresh­ments in the vestry af­ter­wards.

Cof­fee morn­ing is held on Tuesday between 10am and noon with good com­pany and a raf­fle is also held in aid of lo­cal char­i­ties.

Bi­ble study takes place on Thurs­day evening at 7.15pm and is led in turn by Mrs Mar­lyn James and Miss Dorithy Evans.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Mr Peter David on 01656 659 856.

Spir­i­tual Heal­ing: Spir­i­tual heal­ing is of­fered each Tuesday from 6pm-7.30pm at the Yny­saw­dre Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (at the junc­tion of Bryn Road and Heol-yrYs­gol).

There is no charge for the ser­vice but a small do­na­tion to help de­fray ex­penses is ap­pre­ci­ated.

Call Mrs Bryant on 01656 657 463 or 07890 234235.

Chris­tian Spir­i­tu­al­ist: A Chris­tian Spir­i­tu­al­ist Church meets each Sun­day at 6.30pm at the Yny­saw­dre Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Call Mrs Bryant on 01656 657 463 or 07890 234 235.

Nazareth Chapel: Nazareth Bap­tist Chapel Bryncethin of­fers a ser­vice at 4pm each Sun­day.

For in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing wed­dings and fu­ner­als call An­drew Davies on 01656 663 652. from our web­site brid­gendquiz.com or by email or phone to stevek­ingscott@ya­hoo. co.uk / 01656 722754

Glam­or­gan Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety: The Next Meet­ing of Brid­gend Branch of the Glam­or­gan Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety at the Len Evans Cen­tre, Heol Per­sondy, Aberkenfig, CF32 9RF is on Mon­day, August 20. Doors open 7pm, talk to start 7.30pm. The speaker will be Mr John Williams who will talk on ““The Col­lege of Arms - Her­aldry, Ge­neal­ogy and State Cer­e­mony”. Re­fresh­ments avail­able and ev­ery­one wel­come.

Litchard Com­mu­nity Fun Day: Put Satur­day, Septem­ber 8 (11am - 4pm) in your cal­en­dars for the up­com­ing fun day, with planned at­trac­tions in­clud­ing a bouncy cas­tle and soft play, foot­ball tar­get chal­lenge, craft and card mak­ing and a bar­be­cue, with much more be­sides. there is no obli­ga­tion to join the League.

The League quizzes are played on Mon­day nights at home and away venues through­out the Brid­gend Bor­ough, with breaks for Christ­mas and New Year.

Any team of four or any in­di­vid­ual in­ter­ested in join­ing the League can get in­for­ma­tion from their web­site brid­gendquiz.com or by email or phone to stevek­ingscott@ya­hoo. co.uk or call 01656 722 754. ad­vance is essen­tial, how­ever a small num­ber will be avail­able on the door each night, sub­ject to avail­abil­ity. We look for­ward to see­ing you there.

BAVO Vol­un­teer Awards: Brid­gend As­so­ci­a­tion of Vol­un­tary Or­gan­i­sa­tions (BAVO) wants to recog­nise and hon­our out­stand­ing peo­ple and or­gan­i­sa­tions that have made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to our com­mu­nity dur­ing the past year and they want to hear from you!

Do you know any in­di­vid­ual or group who has made an out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to their com­mu­nity? Would you like to help give them the recog­ni­tion they de­serve? Every year thou­sands of in­di­vid­u­als and groups vol­un­teer across Brid­gend County Bor­ough to give their time, en­ergy, skills and com­mit­ment to help oth­ers in their com­mu­nity.

BAVO is hold­ing their an­nual Brid­gend Vol­un­teer Achieve­ment Awards 2018 in Novem­ber at the Heron­ston Ho­tel in Brid­gend, which will pro­vide an ideal op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise and thank vol­un­teers in the county bor­ough. There are eight cat­e­gories in­clud­ing awards for char­ity shop of the year, be­friend­ing and men­tor­ing, vol­un­teers aged un­der and over 25 years, Trustee of the year, vol­un­teer project of the year, sports vol­un­teer and out­stand­ing vol­un­teer con­tri­bu­tion.

The dead­line for nom­i­na­tions is 12noon on Tuesday, Septem­ber 4.

For nom­i­na­tion forms visit the vol­un­teer­ing sec­tion of www.bavo. org.uk or call BAVO’s Brid­gend Vol­un­teer Cen­tre, or call 01656 660372. in wel­com­ing sur­round­ings.

KPC Youth & Com­mu­nity: We are a char­i­ta­ble or­gan­i­sa­tion that pro­vides a safe and nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment for chil­dren and young peo­ple.

KPC pro­vides a safe and nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment for chil­dren and young peo­ple by the pro­vi­sion of train­ing, re­cre­ation, ad­vice and sup­port to give them bet­ter op­por­tu­ni­ties to help im­prove well-being.

In ad­di­tion, they help with dig­i­tal up­skilling, low level ac­cred­ited train­ing and sup­port with skills to help im­prove em­ploy­a­bil­ity.

KPC is sit­u­ated off Pyle Inn Way, Pyle, Brid­gend (next to Pil Pri­mary School).

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact kp­cy­outh@ hot­mail.com on­line or all 01656 749 219 or 745 399.

The Scout Hall: The Hall is avail­able for hire dur­ing the day and cer­tain nights through­out the week.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Gina on 07752 366 241.

Mem­ory Lane Café: Are you look­ing af­ter some­one who is very for­get­ful or has been di­ag­nosed with de­men­tia?

Come along for a cup of tea and meet peo­ple in a sim­i­lar sit­u­a­tion at Pyle Life Cen­tre every Fri­day, from 9.30am-11am.

There will be a host of ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing singing and crafts and look­ing at old pho­to­graphs of the area.

Call Louise on 07791 891578.

Cuppa with a Cop­per: If you would like to chat to a mem­ber of your lo­cal police team, about any is­sues that may be con­cern­ing you or you would like some crime pre­ven­tion ad­vice, come along to Pyle Li­brary on Mon­days from 2pm4pm. thou­sands of Welsh flags.

Un­for­tu­nately, the he­li­copters drowned out a lot of the speeches on the plat­form out­side Cardiff Cas­tle and Max Boyce re­cited the fol­low­ing hu­mor­ous poem:

Geraint’s Home­com­ing

There’s a pil­lar box in Cardiff where the mayor has ar­ranged

To buy some tins of yel­low paint and have the colour changed

And down in Cardiff’s City Hall I’ve heard the council say

We’ll change the name of the Sev­ern Bridge to the Geraint Thomas Way

Now Whitchurch High are justly proud and they love to tell the tale

How he carved his name in the wood of a desk, like War­bur­ton and Bale

And where his yel­low jersey hangs be­side the wooden beams

This boy who climbed a moun­tain and dared to chase his dreams

But there was some who doubted, he does n’t stand a chance

There’s never been a welsh­man who has won the Tour de France

But he’s more than just a do­mes­tique, I’ve known it all along

The boy de­serves a knight­hood and his bike de­serves a gong

Now the Grogg Shop up in Ponty are work­ing night and day

But peo­ple are com­plain­ing there’s such a long de­lay

The kilns are full of Geraints with a Welsh flag shoul­dered high

But peo­ple have to un­der­stand his hair takes time to dry

So I’ll buy a Grogg of Geraint, though I know they dont come cheap

And I’ll sell my one of Elvis and one of Lynn the Leap

‘Coz when G rode through Paris and he waved to all the crowd

He climbed more than a moun­tain he made a na­tion proud

So I hope its fine next Thurs­day to wel­come Geraint home

They say the Pope is com­ing, he’s fly­ing in from Rome

And Don­ald Trump is com­ing too, he said it should be fun

This guy de­serves a medal so I’ll come on Air Force One !

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